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they were preparing for the london marathon. in the press conference he said a robbery took place. we're just more details of what went on in good morning — welcome to breakfast this altercation in the gym of this with charlie stayt and mega munchetty. our headlines today: hotel. for my farrer not the a huge explosion at the tata steelworks in port talbot — residents describe hearing a massive blast. emergency services are at the scene. greatest preparation —— an inquiry has been launched into the leaking the row between sir mo farah of discussions about the chinese and haile gebresalassie has telecoms firm huawei during a top secret government meeting. there are fresh hopes that talks to restore the power—sharing government all this as farah prepares in northern ireland could begin in the wake of the murder for sunday's london marathon. ofjournalist, lyra mckee. haile gebrselassie accusing farah of good morning. thousands of farmers are still out of pocket after the government failed to pay them for
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work carried out two years ago so attacking members in the hotel. i'm in cheshire this morning looking at whether there is any hope they will get paid and what impact it's jurgen klopp's says he won't have any regreats had on those farmers. if his liverpool side are pipped to the premier league title the row between sir mo farah by manchester city. and haile gebresalassie has they meet huddersfield at anfield tonight looking ir mo alleged he'd been robbed — to regain top spot. deepened. ir mo alleged he'd been robbed — an expensive red — shaun murphy just misses—out at a hotel owned by the ethiopian — on a ia7 break at the world an allegation which has led championships and the 50 to an exchange of insults thousand pound bonus. he's five three down between two of athletics‘ to australia's neil robertson all time greats. in their last 16 match good morning. and whether, it's another day of sunshine and showers but tonight is set to get windy at the crucible. and despite making himself gci’oss but tonight is set to get windy across england and wales as storm unavailable for selection last week, alex hales willjoin up with the england squad hannah arrives in our shores. for their pre—world cup training details soon. camp in cardiff at the weekend. good monring, it's friday 26th april. emergency services are attending an incident at the tata steelworks in port talbot — so much cricket coming our way as we after reports of a large blast gearupfor so much cricket coming our way as we gear up for the world cup this at around 3:30 this morning. summer. gear up for the world cup this summer. it makes you feel like the weather is getting better as well it was caused by molten metal when the cricket is coming. summer falling from a train. craig williams lives near the steelworks. is on the way. do you know who was we can talk to him now.
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going to put a damper on that,. yes, tell us what you heard around 3:30 a.m. good morning. about 330 this sir, we're talking about you! morning, there was an almighty bang and is kind of shook my house. we last saturday 25 degrees this saturday barely into double figures. can see it from when i lived, but this is the area of cloud the bank was something we are not responsible, storm hannah. clear accustomed to. you can see it, a lot skies to begin with. but cloud an of people can smell it. but it's not something that is usual for the indication that we will seek showers plant in the tremor was significant. across the uk, some on the heavyside. also the odd rumble of he felt the tremor in your house, thunder. some show is clearing away did you? i didn't see the explosion because i had my lines closed but in the but we have a weather front the bang was huge. you could feel working its way towards south—west it. it was really huge. just to england bringing rain through the rush—hour and eventually by the end the bang was huge. you could feel it. it was really huge. just to give people an idea of how important the of the morning, into northern steelworks are in port talbot, i ireland. a few showers in east imagine everyone in the town knows someone imagine everyone in the town knows someone who is working there. anglia and the south—east. cloud
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increasing generally across the uk. 0utbreaks for absolutely, it's not an increasing generally across the uk. 0utbrea ks for many understatement to say the steelworks increasing generally across the uk. 0utbreaks for many at some point. is the heartbeat of the town. my father worked there for over a0 not too bad in the north—east of yea rs. father worked there for over a0 years. when something like this scotland. temperatures around 12— not too bad in the north—east of scotland. temperatures around i2— 16 happens. everyone in this town feels degrees. we have some wind with us it. inevitably, we have loved ones today and it will change tonight of friends who have worked there. into tomorrow with when speaking up later today. this is storm hannah, bringing some of the west of the when this happens your thoughts turn winds into ireland but then into to hopes and prayers for somebody england and wales later in the who went through the similar thing 20 years ago. i can't imagine what night. the wind are a keynote. went it sounds like to live near a steelworks but i imagine it's quite noisy. this must have been rather unusual. it was a huge blast. living gusting maybe 70 miles per hour in a few areas and with trees starting to near it, it can be quite noisy. you go into leaf, that could cause a bit of damage. low pressure pushing eastwards. it is across england, don't tend to hear a bang of this magnitude, you shouldn't feel this. wales, northern ireland. widespread
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i live a couple of miles from it and gaels. 0utbreaks wales, northern ireland. widespread gaels. 0utbrea ks of wales, northern ireland. widespread to feel it and hear it, it's a big gaels. outbreaks of rain. 0utbreaks of rain throughout the day on and explosion. off for parts of england and wales, 0ur reporter, jon donisonjoins us particularly for the midlands, now from our london newsroom. northern england and northern wales. jon, what more do we know? uncle dave throughout. we will see something brighter towards the south—west later. winds a bit south wales police are giving pretty lighter. through saturday into regular updates. they say they got reports of an explosion at about 335 this morning. the origin of the sunday, storm hannah pushes away. a bit of chilli start. for those running the london marathon, the chance of one or two showers. later explosion came on the train. several small fires which cause damage to on, we will see patchy rain pushing buildings. it seems relatively minor its way in. not as chilly compared that there are two casualties but to saturday. given some a000 people work at those massive contrast. steelworks. they've also put out a
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let's take a look at today's papers: statement saying there is no need the metro leads with the foreign secretary's warning that british travellers should stay for concern about noxious substances away from sri lanka, saying there could be future terror coming from the smoke. we just heard attacks in the country. from somebody who heard the they are trying to apprehend what explosion. a lot of people will have been aware that this was a significant blast of some kind. but they think are still terror subjects on the loose. the guardian says other ministers it appears the injury count is low. who attended the meeting of the national security i was following this on twitter as council have been told to say this happened this morning. a lot of if they leaked details people have clearly woken up import of the meeting. they could be losing theirjobs. talbot, describing, the like of the mail features bond stars, which they'd never heard before. daniel craig and new recruit, ana de armas and also reports many people will be relieved that on the latest details of the alleged row between sir mo farah and ethiopian athlete the number of people injured is so haile gebrselassie. seemingly low. some pretty dramatic pictures being posted on social john has been talking to us about that this morning as well. media. a large mushroom cloud going the times leads with some analysis
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of research that claims up media. a large mushroom cloud going private schools save the taxpayer up above the plant, not sure those more than £20 billion a year. have been verified yet but people living in the town. very alarming. this is head teachers saying this in defence of an annual report to assert the financial benefits of fee the very latest in connection with that incident coming up soon. charging schools and the good they there's been a series of denials from senior ministers are doing for society. we will look about who was responsible for leaking documents about top at the back pages. we are touching secret discussions at the national security council. a formal inquiry‘s been launched by britain's most senior civil servant after details about the chinese telecoms firm huawei helping to build the uk's sg network were disclosed. oi'i at the back pages. we are touching on the mo farah story. saying this let's get more form our political is not the mo farah i know and correspondent chris mason. questioning the timing of the story. it is hotting up. suggestions that good morning, chris. it wasn't me! this is quite something really paul pogba could be on the layout of because yes, information is everything, it is trade and currency and power but there are meant to be manchester united. they are trying rooms where discretion isn'tjust a to turn the club to the great days
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nice thing to have. it's a legal necessity. it's not just they have experience but how will he balance of the squad. an interesting nice thing to have. it's a legal necessity. it's notjust a party political meeting where mps warned summer balance of the squad. an interesting summerfor balance of the squad. an interesting afterwards about loving into ears, summer for united. why would pogba that happens all the time and it wa nt to summer for united. why would pogba happens even more the time for a want to stay? they have invested so government that lacks authority at much money in him, being that star the top that has plenty of discipline lacking below it but this man that we would hope was enough was the official secrets act signed, for him to stay in what is a great where state secrets are being shared club. you do not turn down real to get this information emerged. plenty of ministers there have been saying, don't lay me. gavin madrid, do you? it all comes down to williamson, defence secretary. penny money. how much is enough? united norton, the international defence secretary. all saying, don't lay me. would like to think that they are a some are saying, bring in the police big club. when is enough jellyfish, and mi5. a tricky thing is, with is the question? is that enough these leaked enquiries, it's hard to work out who done it. unless jellyfish for you? look at the size somebody has emailed a journalist directly, and there is an obvious of that bad boy! it is not a bad data trail, it's pretty easy to hide
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this exchange of information. whoever is looking for it can't find boy, they are calling it a monster it. one are the consequences of this from the deep, but it is a barrel leak? they will lose theirjob. it jellyfish. it is a whopper. 35 was a can of ——if it was a cabinet minister, they would lose theirjob. inchesin jellyfish. it is a whopper. 35 inches in diameter and tentacles up it's understood the british and irish governments are planning to six feet long. i thinkjellyfish to set up fresh talks to restore power—sharing in northern ireland. get really bad press, it is just the plan would see them start after the council elections on like sharks. they have their place 2nd may. 0ur northern ireland correspondent chris pagejoins us now. on this earthjust like sharks. they have their place on this earth just as we do. not with tentacles six feet long. we there has been a momentum in the way will see you later, john. of lyra mckee's death and funeral. mps were back in parliament this week following the easter recess tell us what you are hearing. with no end in sight around the brexit deadlock. some say it has created unprecedented pressure charlie, northern ireland has been in the workplace, leading without a devolved government now for more than two years since the the mental health charity mind to offer power—sharing coalition made up of parliamentarians support. the democratic unionist party and here's nina warhurst. sinn fein collapsed. the likes of
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order! i have woken up at four in police and community leaders expressed, the way that could be the morning thinking about brexit. exploited by dissident republicans this horrid and torrid affair in who are opposed to the peace process and those views have grown since she british politics. i can no longer sit for this party. it is having an was shot dead in londonderry, lyra mckee, the young journalist, her impact on mps more than they would ca re impact on mps more than they would care to admit some of them.” funeral was held in belfast, theresa may attended and at that funeral, a impact on mps more than they would care to admit some of them. i could shut as loudly as anybody. have you known mental pressure like this in your two decades in parliament? no. catholic priest praised politicians for being united in condemnation of the year do expect murder but issued at some stage you start to think,... this challenge. wine gods name doesn't take the death of a but some people will say you signed 29—year—old woman with her whole up but some people will say you signed up to this and you cannot complain life in front of her... —— why in about the pressure. a lot of people say that. a lot of people will say i god 's name does it take the death have a stressful job ofa god 's name does it take the death of a 29—year—old woman with her say that. a lot of people will say i have a stressfuljob but this has whole life in front of her... the been stressful and over a long period of time. it has taken people last few days, the british and irish to breaking point almost. 296 mps governments have met members of the stormont litigant parties. the first
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andi to breaking point almost. 296 mps and i have asked them if they mental substantial negotiations since february last year and it is health have been affected and of the 57 who responded, i7 believed the plan would start after health have been affected and of the 57 who responded, 17 said it had and most of them asked for their council elections which are due on comments to remain anonymous. thursday. it's worth remembering that nobody thinks restoring the devolved government would mean dissident republicans would simply give up but it would send a powerful message that northern ireland is committed to a peaceful future. the foreign office has warned against all but essential travel to sri lanka following the leader of the house told us she the bombings on easter sunday. it says terrorists are very likely to carry out is aware that mps are feeling the indiscriminate attacks there. meanwhile the sri lankan government weight of brexit and that health is has said the number of people killed a priority. there is a free helpline is closer to 250 rather than the previsouly reported 350. nick beake's in the capital colombo and counselling service. after conversations with several mps who for us this morning. are struggling, the mental health 0bviously obviously it's not too much of a charity mind wrote to all of them offering support. westminster is surprise that all but essential probably one of the worst examples travel is being recommended. this where the added pressure puts additional emphasis on your mental
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judgement was made by british health. the visibility, the officials yesterday but they wouldn't have ta ken officials yesterday but they wouldn't have taken it lightly, they wouldn't have taken it lightly, they would have looked at the high—profile nature of the work and intelligence year and we think then when you add in a particular around 8000 britons are on the crisis situation that can take its island of sri lanka so no got a toll on workplaces. people are decision to make, talking to the exhausted. mistakes will be made. tour operators about what they do, leave early or remain here. likewise, the people have got this mp knows what it is like to holidays booked. they need to talk feel out of control. he suffered a breakdown several years ago and he is worried mps are being pushed too to who they booked hotels with. far. has this prolonged pressure there will be in operation to get taken its toll? yes, definitely. people home early. the foreign secretary back in the uk thinks this would be a short—term measure stop some of the trigger points on how to that advice can be downgraded once manage it, if they are controlled in again. a few lines from what the environment, in the house of officials are saying here. the commons, it makes things a bit more challenging. the pressures on mp suspected mastermind of the easter sunday attacks is confirmed dead, it's believed he died the shangri—la know that during will mark three yea rs know that during will mark three blast. another piece of information years since the brexit pressure began but they cannot tell us when
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or how it will. —— and is that officials here think about iao suspect ‘s link to isis. that is their estimation. about 70 people nina warhurst, bbc news are still here. it's not clear if time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. they have any direct role in what happened at the weekend but we are told there is now a huge weapon to good morning from bbc london news. a vigil will take place near trafalgar square later, locate, this is a country that to remember the victims of the sri lankan terrorist attacks remains in the highest alert. police on easter sunday. security has been stepped personnel in the capital, colombo, up across the country, after a series of explosions but also elsewhere and we're hearing at churches and hotels that killed around 250 people. this there's been another arrest and tonight, londoners are expected they stop the suspect vehicle. the to gather infront of police think there may be explosives st martin in the fields church to pay tribute to those inside but we haven't got any more detail on that at the moment. who lost their lives. the foreign office is advising against travelling to sri lanka, unless absolutely necessary. cyclone kenneth has made landfall detectives investigating the murder in northern mozambique, of a ia—year—old boy in east london injanuary, have arrested a country still recovering a 23—year—old man. from another huge storm. jaden moodie was stabbed in leyton, the cyclone has already killed three people on the island nation of comoros. after being knocked off
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mozambique's national institute of disaster management said 30,000 a moped by a mercedes. people had been evacuated from areas likely to be hit. one man's already been last month, cyclone idai caused charged with his murder. robbers have targeted a jewellerers in sloane square overnight, hundreds of deaths in the region. driving a transit van into the front of the store. it happened at tiffanys just of the duke of cambridge has met before 3:00 this morning. survivors of the terror attacks of tacks in christchurch, on the second the van was driven into the shop, day of his visit to before other members of the gang new zealand.prince william has also arrived on mopeds and stole items visited the al noor mosque, from the shop window. where a2 people were the mayor's thanked londoners shot dead in march. 0ur correspondent, for donating almost a quarter hywel griffiths has sent this report from christchurch. of a million pounds this year to help rough sleepers. reclaimed as a place of prayer, twenty two london based homeless the al noor mosque is no longer charities will get a share a crime scene, but of the money which will be used to help people what happened between these walls has scarred every memory. into permanent housing, the prince came to bring a message develop job skills and provide meals of hope that the unity shown for the most vulnerable. let's take a look at here in christchurch would overcome the travel situation now. the actions of the gunman. first the tube and we're off to a good start in a moment of acute pain, you stood up so far no reported problems on any and you stood together. and in reaction to tragedy, you achieved something of those lines there. remarkable. i've had reasons myself to reflect on grief and sudden pain, a102 blackwall lane is starting and loss in my own life. to slow down approaching the blackwall tunnel
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in kings cross, eastern road, we still have roads. down to one lane. in the west and, roadworks in and in my role i have often seen up close the sorrow of others. that message of love overcoming totte n ha m in the west and, roadworks in tottenham court road. hate does still resonate here for the survivors and the families of the victims. a message that they do belong here, that this they will be more april showers and is their country. and that meant something overnight we will be feeling the to the family of abdel fattah kasem, effects of storm hanna stop for this one of the 50 gunned down in the mosque. his wife and daughter felt morning a dry and bright start with lots of early sunshine with temperatures generally between five the words were genuine. and eight celsius. one or two isolated showers particularly in eastern areas. and we will see top that means they are acknowledging that we are not left alone, they're acknowledging what happened to us and they're temperatures reaching 15 celsius. showing that they are sharing our lower is where we get more cloud feelings and they are supporting us. it's really appreciated. sharing our grief from a really with more showers pushing in from authentic and honest place. the west as we head towards the end before leaving, the prince laid of the afternoon with strengthening a wreath for the victims of the 2011 south—westerly winds. warning for
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earthquake, a reminder that the city has been tested and overcome tragedy 00:15:02,909 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 before. nine o'clock up to three o'clock in the afternoon on saturday across surrey. gusts of a0 miles an hour into the small hours of saturday morning. 20 of showers around tomorrow. some strong gusts of wind. easing through the afternoon and it will be feeling cooler. a few early showers for the london marathon but the main race will be dry. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. bye for now. hello — this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment, but also on breakfast this morning. it's the 70th anniversary of the formation of the modern commonwealth — but how will it evolve when prince charles take over from the queen?
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welcome to the world of satirical collage artist christopher spencer, better known as "coldwar steve" — he's helping students express what it's like being a teenager in 2019. it's the biggest blockbuster film released this year so how was avengers: endgame received by audiences when it opened last night? we'll get a film critic's verdict.(pause + n0 adlib)(pres emergency services are attending an incident at the tata steelworks in port talbot after reports of a large blast at around 3:30 this morning, caused by molten metal falling from a train. let's speak to our reporterjordan davies. by witnesses describing a loud explosion. tell us what we know. police were called here to multiple reports of an explosion. we had an
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update from tata steel who said a train carrying molten metal caused a series of fires. they say there was village of liquid iron. they say the fire hair has been extinguished and this incident poses no hazard to the local area but local residents reported this huge explosion, some quite extraordinary pictures on social media of the flames and what appears to be a mushroom cloud. we have had an update from the company on staff of the plant, who say all employees have been announced —— accounted for. there have been no injuries in south wales police say two casualties thanks —— casualties have minor injuries. it's without serious injury. i know it's a huge plant, the area is massive, but i'm seeing a lot of vehicles pass by.
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are people going into work as normal? this is a sprawling complex here. the importance of this plant for employment and the economy. a000 people were care and recently the blast furnace was fixed. there have been a steady stream of people arriving for work. this plant operates 2a hours a day. no visible sign that this has affected operations. without serious injury and any serious impact on what may be happening. thank you very much. a lea k be happening. thank you very much. a leak from a secret meeting of the national security council is being investigated, discussing potential equipment by the chinese company
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huawei. andrew mitchell said the prime minister should be called in to investigate the leak. the british and irish governments are planning to set up fresh talks to restore power—sharing. the plan would see them start after the council elections on the second of may. it follows the death ofjournalist lyra mckee who was shot dead in londonderry. the foreign office has called off all essential travel to -- all called off all essential travel to —— all non—essential travel to sri lanka. the sri lankan government says the number killed is closer to 250 rather than the previously reported 350. a transit van has crashed into a shop window in london. they were called was tiffany store in sloane street. a number of
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mopeds stole a quantity of items. all those involved are thought to have bled. a cat has adopted for baby squirrels. that is the news today. these are the orphan schools which were brought to a park in southern crimea. i don't think she wa nted southern crimea. i don't think she wanted to them at first but soon, they got to know each other. pusha the cat, who already had four kittens, was cautious about adopting them at first. but they got used to one another and now the cats and squirrels live together as one big, happy family. those women on the cutest scale. absolutely. do cats not go for squirrels? my cat is to go for squirrels. i appreciate that. don't generalise, not all cats are hunters. embrace the moment. push's
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maternal instincts had already kicked in. where are you going to ta ke kicked in. where are you going to take us this morning? i'm slightly confused. there have been allegations from two sporting greats. it all started in advance of the london marathon. mo salah said his training camp didn't go as well as plan because of affected his hotel, which was owned by haile gebreselassie. mo salah says a lot more was going on in the hotel, and there was an incident at the hotel jim, details of which are emerging today. it's fair to say those extra details have been coming out. mo salah's team saying he did act in self—defence at the hoteljim.
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he is one of britain's greatest ever olympians but the two days now, so mo farah has been involved in a dispute with another distance runner. he competed with haile gebreselassie and has been training at his hotel in addis ababa. the ethiopian grade claimed mo farah assaulted a coach and his wife at the hoteljim. he had a fight with the hoteljim. he had a fight with the two athletes, the husband and the two athletes, the husband and the wife, and that he bit both of them and that was the action of a criminal. mo farah's camp deny this, insisting he acted in self defence. the alleged victim spoke publicly for the first time. translation: i say one of brawl erupted, mo farah kicked me around my neck. it was a minor hit. this caused a disturbance inside the gym. police came to the
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scene but is was involved with mediation but he never touched my wife. this all came after mo farah went public over a robbery he suffered last month. someone came into my bag, opened my bag, took my watch, took the present for my wife. when you stay for three months in that hotel, it was very disappointing couldn't do nothing. haile gebrselassie accused mo farah of not paying is heavily discounted hotel bill and revealed a message on his phone apparently from mo farah warning he would go public with the dispute. he told me that i'm going to destroy your name, yes. mo farah denies all the games and must now focus on sunday's london marathon but with the origins of the row
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still in clear, attention is set to continue. mo farah said the training camp went really well despite the robbery. it hasn't affected his mood. he was taking part in a promotional event, taking on a travel later which looks lethal. i'd say that was foolhardy. you could easily turn and ankle on that. say that was foolhardy. you could easily turn and ankle on thatm looks like radiators or it's a knockout. just three games to go in one of the most exciting premier league title races in years, can liverpool reclaim top spot tonight. jurgen klopp's side face huddersfield at anfield knowing their fate is out of their hands if city win all their remaining games, not that klopp will have any regrets if they're pipped to the title
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if we do it, we will do it and if we do not do it, there are no regrets. i saw the whole season from the boys, but still, the season, however it ends up, is only the first step in that area. we will say ok, that was the last year they played together or we started, we started this year with this team and we carry on. both teams will have three matches to play. for liverpool, when later and they will hope that cities with against burnley on sunday. liverpool have beaten city to one trophy this season though. last night they came from behind to win the fa youth cup. and that was thanks in part to the cousin of former liverpool star steven gerrard. this was bobby duncan's equaliser, one we're sure gerrard would be proud of. that took the game to extra time and eventually penalties with liverpool captain paul glat—zell scoring the winning
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spot kick at city's academy ground. elise christie has revealed that she suffered from depression and anxiety for two years. in a message posted on instagram, the british speed skater said she is now off anti depressants and feeling more like herself again. christie won three world titles in 2017 but is perhaps most known for her disappointing performances at the past two olympic games. shaun murphy narrowly missed out on a maximum 1a7 break at the world snooker championship in sheffield. the 2005 champion missed the last red in his last 16 match against neil robertson. it's a costly miss too as there's a 50 thousand pound bonus for a 1a7. he trails the australian by five frames to three in the best of 25 match. who what about this from eric bauteac? and finally, who doesn't like a cheeky penalty? what about this from eric bauteac? brisbane roar have had a miserable
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season but the frenchman gave the home crowd something to cheer. does he do, he digs the bowl into the ground. would you have that sort of nerve, charlie? it would never work. that's probably as well as i could kick the ball. you'd confuse the goalkeeper. today marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the modern commonwealth. last year the prince of wales was appointed the queen's designated successor but what does the future hold for the organisation. joining us now is the commonwealth secretary—general patricia scotland.
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we said the modern commonwealth. i suppose it's an apt name because sometimes, you think what is the point? it feels quite old—fashioned stop the commonwealth is the reverse of that. you have 53 countries in alignment saying, we still want to be together. because we come from six different regions, its 2.a billion people, that's one third of the world's population. 60% are under the age of 30 so it's a very modern, young organisation. we have the same values. what is the point? what is the advantage of being part of the commonwealth? we ask that very same question in 2015. it is 19%, cheaper, easier because we got the same laws. we've been used to
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doing it and new countries are joining us. mozambique who tragically today has just been hit by hurricanes. they have joined us. they were never part of the old british empire. why have theyjoin us? because they are attracted by those values, by that commonality. and the fact that we do better, we support the rule of law, we are better in terms of governance and we are pooling our knowledge and expertise. it was the commonwealth in 1989 who said, we are facing an existential threat from climate change. long before anyone else. why was that? 31 of our members are small states. we are looking together on cybercrime, communication, connectivity and last year, when 53 leaders came to the
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uk, if you remember, very few multilateral organisations could agree on anything. 53 countries and one third of the world came to london and we agreed on everything. we saw senior royals, the older but what about the younger members? the duke and duchess of sussex, with the suggestion they will spend some time in africa for example, after their babyis in africa for example, after their baby is born. do you think that couple having a significant part to play moving forward? absolutely because of the queen also appointed prince harry as being the youth ambassadorfor the prince harry as being the youth ambassador for the commonwealth. you have 60% of the commonwealth under
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the age of 30, we really have to speak to them and they are really connected but it is the whole royal family doing things. the princess royal has done a fantasticjob in relation to agriculture but also common purpose which brings slightly older professionals, just over 30. prince charles has done for the last a0 yea rs prince charles has done for the last a0 years things on climate change and sustainability so that commitment is a whole family commitment is a whole family commitment but the whole i commend —— the whole commonwealth committed to each other. usually i enjoyed talking to matt, he is a happy fellow ringing good news but he is not doing that today. good morning. that is me put in my place. it is
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not great. weight and increasingly windy weather. this is the start of storm hannah. very bright start this morning, good gaps in the cloud so some sunshine around. but rain clouds on the horizon and some already with us, particularly across parts of southern scotland. some show as a clearing but more anything of rain pushing south—west england and wales through the morning rush hour. the patches possible. but most get through the morning dry. cloud and rain spreading to many parts of wales, western england. showers in northern scotland. dries for longer eastern england and yorkshire. you could get through the end of the day before you see the wet stuff arrived. a southerly wind. wind is
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picking up later. storm hannah bringing the worst conditions across ireland but as it pushes through england and wales, there will be outbreaks of rain. the winds will pick up and keeping the temperatures up. the wind strength could be of note particularly in the likes of wales and south—west england. when's of up to 70 miles an hour. —— winds. a different weather chart to last weekend. last weekend high—pressure, this low pressure is storm hannah. to the west of the strongest of the winds. widespread gaels. outbreaks of rain. northern england, north wales the more persistent.
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temperatures 9— 10 degrees. a big departure from the mid— 20s we saw last weekend and the wind is still strong. those went well is into sunday. storm hannah pushes off and sta rts sunday. storm hannah pushes off and starts to decay. london marathon day, co—star, isolated chance of a shower in the london area but most of england and scotland dry. wales, south—west england and northern ireland turning cloudy with patchy rain later in the day and temperatures up a little bit compared to saturday's values. you don't often see donald trump rubbing shoulders with ainsley harriott, darren day and noel edmonds. where is this going? but you might have done if you're a fan of christopher spence, the artist better known as cold war steve.
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yes, the coal ushers. the stash his bizarre the collages, which mix global leaders with british celebrities, have become a huge internet hit. now he's putting on a gallery exhibition, with the help of some teenagers. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson has been to find out more. cold war steve started making on his mobile phone — started collages making. the fact that it has become popular is fantastic. i wanted it to be funny and amusing more than anything. he has more than a on line followers and producers work almost every day. normally featuring a mixture of global leaders, sport stars and figures from the entertainment world and he has even used a topless dan walker. one character who appears in collages every is steve mitchell from east than this. his complete irreverence.
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he is the everyman in them, with his existential anxious, looking bewildered or annoyed or just. .. can't take any more. his latest project is a rather different, collaboration with pupils from a high school. they were inspired by his pictures to make their own digital collages on the theme of what it is like to be a teenager in britain in 2019. throughout my lifetime i have been facing different questions that people do not think are racist but they. different questions that people do not think are racist but theym has winston churchill, but it is about politics so it is like saying about politics so it is like saying a second referendum could solve everything. i am an advocate for
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mental health and students being pressurised to be perfect students so pressurised to be perfect students soi pressurised to be perfect students so i wanted to show it and i am going to do it through a performance where i am going to be sticking a smile over my friends screaming face showing they feel they have to be fa ke showing they feel they have to be fake and not stressed and angry.” am doing a dystopian post brexit jeremy kyle. before long, people had joined in. he is you cheaper and i really like him. that stash youtube. cold war steve it was field but! tera byte cold war steve it was field but! terabyte legend has crossed generations. they all knew who noel edmonds was so that was a relief.
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you just want to linger and move around and look at the details. thousands of farmers are still owed money for investing in wildlife—friendly schemes as long as 2 years ago. ben's at a farm in cheshire to find out how it's affecting them. what is happening? good morning. they have about 1000 acres, about 800 cows. but there is a real problem forfarmers 800 cows. but there is a real problem for farmers up and down the country, they are thousands of pounds out of pocket because they have carried out work on their farm, work that looks after the environment and helps the countryside but has not been paid for. the government was supposed to pay them back into thousand 17—18 the payment have not come through.
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-- 2017. the the payment have not come through. —— 2017. the government says it has been a computer problem. but it has had an impact on farmers. good morning to you both. explain what these payments are for? it is money that farmers have spent and they wa nt that farmers have spent and they want the money back from the government? they can plant wildflowers, pollinators, improve water quality, a whole range of things they can do. they can do them but they have not been paid for them. this is a huge problem for farmers because they have very tight margins so these schemes are significant. you have spent a lot of this money, planted trees and improved buildings and made areas better for wild improved buildings and made areas betterfor wild animals.
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improved buildings and made areas better for wild animals. how angry are you? it is very frustrating, especially when you factor the money into your cash flow. any business needs a cash flow and, u nfortu nately, we needs a cash flow and, unfortunately, we have already spent the money, we have already delivered on what has been asked of us. we signed that contract and the government is not honouring its side of the bargain so it is really frustrating when you have to redo budgets, go to the bank, extend and borrow money and frankly i have been talking to farmers who are in difficult situations and they are finding it quite depressing. they have spent a lot of money and it is not coming back to them. what does it mean to you day to day because it isa it mean to you day to day because it is a business, with money coming in and out and you need to plan. we also have two pay bills. at the end of the day, these schemes are based
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on income and i want to deliver for the environment. i am proud for what ican do the environment. i am proud for what i can do for the environment that it comes at a cost, these payments are based on income and on my farm i have a 300 acre area which has never had any fertiliser and has been left to regenerate therefore the output from that land is much lower. it is a massive challenge for us. we will talk more a little later. you get a sense of the scale of this problem. it isa sense of the scale of this problem. it is a business and they need to work out what money they have coming in and going out. they are now thousands of pounds out of pocket and causes real problems. i will leave you with a shot of the
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beautiful cheshire countryside. now to the news and weather where you. good morning from bbc london news. a vigil will take place near trafalgar square later, to remember the victims of the sri lankan terrorist attacks on easter sunday. security has been stepped up across the country, after a series of explosions at churches and hotels that killed around 250 people. tonight, londoners are expected to gather infront of st martin in the fields church to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. the foreign office is advising against travelling to sri lanka, unless absolutely necessary. detectives investigating the murder of a 1a—year—old boy in east london injanuary, have arrested a 23—year—old man. jaden moodie was stabbed in leyton, after being knocked off a moped by a mercedes. one man's already been charged with his murder. robbers have targeted a jewellerers in sloane square overnight, driving a transit van
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into the front of the store. it happened at tiffanys just before 3:00 this morning. the van was driven into the shop, before other members of the gang arrived on mopeds and stole items from the shop window. the mayor's thanked londoners for donating almost a quarter of a million pounds this year to help rough sleepers. twenty two london based homeless charities will get a share of the money which will be used to help people into permanent housing, develop job skills and provide meals for the most vulnerable. let's take a look at the travel situation now. first the tube and we're off to a good start so far no reported problems on any of those lines there. the of those lines there. m25 has been at a standstill. there the m25 has been at a standstill. there has been an accident. in kings cross, eastern road,
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we still have roads. down to one lane. in the west and, roadworks in tottenham court road. there will be more april showers and overnight we will be feeling the effects of storm hanna. this morning a dry and bright start with lots of early sunshine with temperatures generally between five and eight celsius. one or two isolated showers particularly in eastern areas. and we will see top temperatures reaching 15 celsius. lower where we have more cloud with more showers pushing in from the west as we head towards the end of the afternoon with strengthening south—westerly winds. warning for nine o'clock up to three o'clock in the afternoon on saturday across surrey. gusts of a0 miles an hour into the small hours of saturday
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morning. plenty of showers around tomorrow. some strong gusts of wind. easing through the afternoon and it will be feeling cooler. a few early showers for the london marathon but the main race will be dry. i'm back with the latest from the bbc london newsroom in half an hour. plenty more on our website at the usual address. bye for now. i now good morning — welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today: a series of denials from senior ministers following an unprecedented leaked of details from a high level government meeting. a huge explosion at the tata steelworks in port talbot — residents describe hearing a massive blast —
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emergency services are at the scene . there are fresh hopes that talks to restore the power—sharing government in northern ireland could begin in the wake of the murder ofjournalist, lyra mckee. thousands of farmers are still out—of—pocket after not being paid i work the government asked them to do and we speak to the farmers and see if there is any chance they can get paid. the argument between mo farah and haile gebrselassie deepens with more details on what went on at the hotel owned by the ethiopian running great. and another day of sunshine. our weather takes a turn for the windier. i will have all the details here on breakfast. there's been a series of denials from senior ministers about who was responsible for leaking documents about top secret discussions at the national security council.
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a formal inquiry‘s been launched by britain's most senior civil servant after details about the chinese telecoms firm huawei helping to build the uk's 5g network were disclosed. let's get more form our political correspondent chris mason. people are trying to get their head around this story and right at the heart of it is the official secrets act and whether a senior government figure broke that, broke that code. as you are saying, the issue in question is whether or not they have a role in the next generation of mobile internet technology. the suggestion from the daily telegraph is that the prime minister was relatively keen on this meeting but 20 of cabinet meetings, ministers we re 20 of cabinet meetings, ministers were not. the essence of the argument was how this information is come to life. yes, this is a gossipy postcode. they are forever
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whispering things into the ears of journalists but this has to be one of the inner sanctum is where officials or m15 and m16 are there are, where all attendees sign the official secrets act and yet, very quickly, a pretty detailed account finding its way into the daily telegraph. several of those ministers have said, who were there, it wasn't me. the problem is it's very difficult to find out who did it because unless somebody has been daft enough to have email directly a journalist, that stuff might be able to be found out with some research and investigation, the chances are, they won't be able to get to the bottom of it because phone records, they might be a record of a phone call but what about the content, and it's been passed on by word—of—mouth, yet another example of what it looks like.
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emergency services are attending an incident at the tata steelworks in port talbot this morning, caused by molten metal falling from a train. we can speak to our reporterjordon davies who is outside the steelworks. what we really do need to know, this has happened so recently, i was getting use of any casualties? tata have given us an update, they say a train carrying molten metal caused a series of fires. there was a spillage of liquid rn and tata steel service by has been extinguished and there is no ongoing hazard to the local area and they've given us an update on staff here. they say all employees are accounted for. south wales
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police say there have been to casualties with minor injuries so this appears to be a serious incident but without serious injury. we have had some reaction from the local mp, stephen kinnock, was called on tata have a full review on what happens here and a review of safety at the plant. tata steel say a full investigation is under way and is difficult to underestimate how important this is to the local economy. it is a serious incident but without serious injury. thanks very much. it's understood the british and governments are setting up talks for power—sharing after the elections on the second of may. chris page, just explain, the back drop, the immediate back to this of course is
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the death of a journalist and those calls at her funeral and across the wider spectrum for something to change politically. that's right. this part of the uk has been without a devolved government for more than two years since power—sharing between the democratic unionist party and sinn fein collapsed. there have been concerns expressed by police and community leaders that dissident republicans exposed —— opposed to the processed could exploit this. lyra mckee was a young journalist shot dead by an organisation called the new ira in londonderry a week ago. her funeral in belfast was attended by theresa may and at that service, a very dramatic moment was recreated. the priest praised politicians but also issued this challenge. why in god 's
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name does it take the death of a 29—year—old woman with her whole life in front of her... that really seems to capture the public mood. it is understood they will announce today there will be new talks between them, the first substantial negotiations between the parties for 14 negotiations between the parties for 1a months and it's believed shortly after the council elections are due here. nobody really thinks restoring power—sharing at stormont would mean dissident republicans. it could send a powerful message that northern ireland is committed to a peaceful future. there is no guarantee of success , future. there is no guarantee of success, difficult issues dividing the parties. thank you very much.
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the foreign office has warned against all but essential travel to sri lanka following the bombings on easter sunday. it says terrorists are very likely to carry out indiscriminate attacks there. meanwhile the sri lankan government has said the number of people killed is closer to 250 rather than the previously reported 350. nick beake's in the capital colombo for us this morning. good morning. a very unsurprising that this travel warning has been put through. the authorities in london have been looking carefully. they are not comfortable with the security picture. it is still a threat from militants in sri lanka. ican give threat from militants in sri lanka. i can give you some update this morning. he believes the mastermind behind the easter sunday attacks in fa ct behind the easter sunday attacks in fact died during those blasts and he targeted the shangri—la hotel. that was one of the locations where
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britons were killed. he has been told about 130, possibly 1a0 individuals were linked to so—called islamic state. a huge operation was now under way to try to locate about half of those people. about 70 individuals, they are trying to track down. it has been another arrest this morning, they also found arrest this morning, they also found a lorry which they think could be full of explosives. we haven't got confirmation on that but we do know that has taken place in the last few hours or so. meanwhile, attention is extremely high, we know the catholic church is cancelled services and today being friday, prayers will not be taking place in some mosques and specifically about an hour to the north of here in one of the places hit by the suicide bombings last weekend, we are hearing about 600 muslims have taken refuge in a
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mosque there because they are fea rful of mosque there because they are fearful of reprisal attacks so a difficult time for lots of different communities in sri lanka and all the while, this very intense security operation continues. in a few minutes we'll be speaking to the association of british travel agents to get some advice for tourists in sri lanka. prince william has met survivors of the christchurch mosque attacks on the second day of his visit to new zealand. 50 people were killed when a gunman opened fire on worshippers in march. at the al noor mosque, the duke of cambridge called the attacks an "unspeakable act of hate". it could not be more clear. the global ideology of hate will fail to divide us. and just as new zealand has taken swift action to ban physical tools of violence, we must unite to reform the social
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technology that allowed hateful propaganda to inspire the murder of innocents. when it was set up in 2010, the national security council, was designed to be a space where senior officials could discuss intelligence securely. that trust is now broken — a breach so serious that a formal inquiry has been launched and and criminal investigations could follow. we're joined now by baroness neville—jones, who came up with the idea of the national security council. can you give me your impression of what has happened here in the severity of what's happened? what has happened here in the severity of what's happened ?|j what has happened here in the severity of what's happened? i think what is serious about what has happened is that in the national security council which is dedicated to solely to security issues and security issues of importance, when the confidentiality of that committee is reached, it means not
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only is potentially the national security of the country prejudice but it means the information that allies exchange between them and the trust with a great level of trust involved, it means that more so that is potentially prejudiced and then our allies upon whose exchange of information and so on ultimately we all depend for our safety, that is also put at risk. it is a serious matter when this kind of information is leaked into the open. i have to say on this occasion, i think it's not so much a serious reach of sensitive information is taken place, it's more a policy issue. the strict is about the need to have this discussion in private until a decision is ready for publication, it still applies. i think it is right that there should be an
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enquiry. i'm sceptical along with a lot of people about whether we should actually get to the bottom of it but what it will do, i hope, is reinforce what seems to be an extraordinary lack of discipline at the top of government at the moment. also what happens, say someone is found to have breached the official secrets act, what happens, what is the process next? there are a number of things. i think it's more likely, frankly, that whoever is involved, experience does tell us. they will simply lose theirjob. that would put a pretty finite and to a ministerial career, if that's the case. whether this will actually happen, i wonder. who is going to be brought into this investigation?m should be conducted by the police, that would be the right agency. they
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are the people who will do an initial investigation. if the case is found, that it will go to the public prosecution service. it is a normal process. have you seen anything like this before? the national security council has been going since 2010. i advise david cameron when he was in opposition. it was brought into operation on the first day of his government and since then, since 2010, i'm not aware of a breach of this kind but that doesn't mean to say there have never been breaches. but it is the first i think that we have seen as a result from the resulting creation
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of discussion in the national security council so to that extent, it is an event without precedent. what do you think this says about the government at the moment? what do you think this says about the government at the moment7m does reflect the times. there has been a breakdown in cabinet generally. the national security council is a senior committee of cabinet dedicated to sensitive subjects. it is appalling the lack of discipline should have extended to this problem. i think my comment is people need to take a group and start treating serious subjects seriously. thank you for talking to us seriously. thank you for talking to us this morning. let's take a look at the weather this morning. it is all change, isn't it?
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this shot sums up today. showers coming up. but away from there, not a bad day in northern scotland with showers clearing. spreading to wales and south—west england. most start the day dry, some missed and fog for a while but the rain in the west will be on the move into southern scotland, northern england, the midlands through the second half of the day stop it will not be until late afternoon or evening into these areas before you see rain. a bit of areas before you see rain. a bit of a southerly degrees but nowhere near as strong as the arrival of storm hannah. pushing infrom
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as strong as the arrival of storm hannah. pushing in from ireland towards england and wales through the night, bringing up wrecks of rain too many and keeping temperatures up at around six, seven degrees. the wins of keynote. —— the winds. the could be problems tomorrow morning with damage and disruption. the strongest went on the southern edge across wales, southern england with widespread gales through much of the day with outbreaks of rain. some of the wettest weather northern england, north—west midlands. northern ireland, still quite breezy through the second half of saturday. scotla nd the second half of saturday. scotland sunshine and showers. but after 25 degrees last weekend, some will struggle to get into double figures this saturday.
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let's return to one of our top stories now and the foreign office has issued a warning against all but essential travel to sri—lanka following security concerns in the wake of easter sunday's terror attacks. where does that leave the estimated 8000 british nationals thought to remain in the country, we can speak now to emma brennan from the association of british travel agents. the foreign office is estimating there are about 8000 british people overin there are about 8000 british people over in sri lanka at the moment and it is difficult to know how that brea ks it is difficult to know how that breaks down between tourists, people visiting friends and family and people there on work. we believe that in terms of people on a package holiday, it is in the hundreds rather what is the advice to people out there currently? the advice is to
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continue to follow the advice of the local authorities, the foreign office and the to accompany and accommodation provider. to avoid large gatherings. people must return home. whether they choose to do so or not. our members are contacting customers out there at the moment and discussing travel arrangements including offering them a chance to return home. it is low season which possibly accounts for the lower numbers but there will be people with trips planned to sri lanka and the next weeks or months or longer time. what is their position now because they are thinking i really do not want to go. if you are booked with a member or on a package
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holiday, you will not be able to travel in the coming weeks so what we're doing today and over the next few days is contacting customers due to travel. we could be up to three weeks. we will tell them we are unable to provide the holiday. you could get a cool refund. defer your trip. 0r book an alternative holiday. they have options available. if you have booked things separately, flights, accommodations, you will then have to speak to the different travel providers, the airline, the hotel accommodation to see airline, the hotel accommodation to see if you can make alternative arrangements or get your money back. just curious, and maybe we do not know the answer, given the advice, that. in days and weeks ahead but they might be people who have
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already have trips booked and they are rethinking about going given the problem and scale of this and how it is unfolding. what are their rights and what can they do? for them it is and what can they do? for them it is a case of monitoring the foreign office at rise and waiting to see what happens. we do not know how long is this travel restriction will be in place for so it is important to keep check on the situation. they can to keep check on the situation. they ca n co nta ct to keep check on the situation. they can contact their travel company but the priority for our members and travel companies will be dealing with the people out there at the moment and those due to travel in the next few days. if you're concerned about trips further down the line, month or years ahead, you can the line, month or years ahead, you ca n co nta ct the line, month or years ahead, you can contact your travel agency in a few weeks. thank you for your time.
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talking through some of the issues affecting people in sri lanka right now. mps were back in parliament this week following the easter recess with no end in sight around the brexit deadlock. some say it has created unprecedented pressure in the workplace, leading a mental health charity to offer parliamentarians support. here's nina warhurst. order! i have woken up at four in the morning thinking about brexit. this horrid and torrid affair in british politics. it's been a massive strain. i can no longer sit for this party. it is probably having an impact on mps more than they would care to admit some of them. i could shut as loudly as anybody but let's try... in your 2.5 decades in parliament, have you known mental pressure like this? no. when you take a battering time and again and again and again, then at some stage you start to think, whoa. but some people will watching and thinking, you signed up to this,
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you cannot complain about the pressure, it's yourjob. a lot of people suffer from stress, i know that. a lot of people listening to this interview will say, "hey, i've got a stressfuljob," but this has been stressful and over a long period of time. it has taken people, i think, to breaking point almost. we wrote to 296 mps asking them if they felt their mental health had been affected and, of the 57 who responded, 17 said it had and most of them asked for their comments to remain anonymous. "i've not suffered with depression for several years but it feels like a matter of time, being pitted against my friends and away from my family — it's isolating." " lack of sleep, cancelling plans, divisions between friends, mental and physical health is affected." "i've never suffered with anxiety before but now i can feel my heart and my chest — it's stopping me sleeping." the leader of the house andrea leadsom told us she is aware that mps are feeling the weight of brexit
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and that their health is a priority, pointing to the house of common's free helpline and counselling services. and, after conversations with several mps who are struggling, the mental health charity, mind, wrote to all of them offering support. there are certain types of workplaces, of which westminster is probably one of the best or worst examples, where the added pressure puts additional emphasis on your mental health. the visibility, the high—profile nature of the work, and then when you add in a particular crisis situation then that can all take its toll on workplaces. people are exhausted. people are exhausted, i think, mistakes will be made. this chestshire mp knows what it is like to feel out of control. he suffered a breakdown several years ago and he is worried that mps are now being pushed too far. has this prolonged pressure taken its toll on your mental wellbeing? yes, for definite. i'm aware of some of the trigger
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points and how to manage that, but of course, if those that are controlling the environment and the business of the house of commons are not aware of it, it makes things a bit more challenging. the pressures is on — mps know thatjune will mark three years since the referendum, when the brexit process began. what they can't tell us when or how it will end. nina warhurst, bbc news later this morning: chiffchaffs, tawny owls and sedge warblers — just some of the bird calls featured in a piece of music released by the rspb. trying to work out those pictures... they are hand birds. we'll hear how the charity hopes it will raise awareness about the loss of over a0 million birds from the uk
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in the last 50 years. that is a clever. later on we will try to do that... no, we wait, it just won't work. you need good hands. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup. robbers have targeted a jewellerers in sloane square overnight, driving a transit van into the front of the store. it happened at tiffanys just before 3:00 this morning. the van was driven into the shop, before other members of the gang arrived on mopeds and stole items from the shop window. the police were called here just before 3am to report of a van seen remy the tiffany behind me. police have also sent a number of men arrived on mopeds and entered the store and took a number of
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valuables. they are yet to make any arrest and if they are appealing for witnesses. a vigil will take place near trafalgar square later, to remember the victims of the sri lankan terrorist attacks on easter sunday. security has been stepped up across the country, after a series of explosions at churches and hotels that killed around 250 people. tonight, londoners are expected to gather infront of st martin in the fields church to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. the foreign office is advising against travelling to sri lanka, unless absolutely necessary. the mayor's thanked londoners for donating almost a quarter of a million pounds this year to help rough sleepers. last november, sadiq khan launched a number of contactless donation points, where people can give three pounds by tapping their bank card. the money will be shared among 22 london charities to help people into permanent housing and develop job skills. let's take a look at the travel situation now: first the tube and so far it's all good no reported problems on any
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of those lines there. usual rush—hour cues. in king's cross we have woa kes usual rush—hour cues. in king's cross we have woakes occurring. in the west and, tottenham court road has roadworks northbound. time for the weather. hello, good morning. there will be more april showers around today then overnight tonight we will be feeling the effects of storm hannah as it turns really rather windy. but for this morning, it's a dry and bright start, lots of early sunshine around, temperatures generally between five and eight degrees celsius. more cloud building through the morning. one or two isolated showers particularly out towards eastern areas. but here we will probably hang on to the sunshine for longest. and we will see top temperatures reach 1a or 15 celsius. lower where we have more cloud and there will be further showers pushing in from the west as we head towards the end of the afternoon with strengthening south—westerly winds. in fact, there is a met office
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warning valid tonight from 9 o'clock up righ tup to three o'clock in the afternoon on saturday, in encompasses parts of surrey. gusts of a0 miles an hour as we head through the small hours of saturday morning. a windy nightjust about everywhere. plenty of showers around tomorrow. some strong gusts of wind. easing down as we head through the afternoon and it will be feeling cooler. for the london marathon, perhaps a few early showers on the starting line, but the main race will be dry. that's it for now, i'll be back in around half an hour. and of course you can take a look at our website for more news travel and weather— or tune into bbc radio l0nondon i'll hand you back to charlie and naga — bye for now. for my this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. here's a summary of this morning's main stories from bbc news. there's been a series of denials
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from senior ministers about who was responsible for an unprecedented document leak about top secret discussions at a high level government meeting. a formal inquiry‘s been launched by britain's most senior civil servant after details about the chinese telecoms firm huawei helping to build the uk's 5g network were disclosed. barrenness nevillejones told this programme the league represented an appalling lack of discipline. it could lead to a criminal prosecution but it's more likely, frankly, that experience does tell us they will simply lose theirjob experience does tell us they will simply lose their job and experience does tell us they will simply lose theirjob and that would be an appropriate way to handling the situation. south wales police say the blast which shook houses more than two miles away appear to have been caused from molten metal.
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two people say —— two people suffered injuries. two people suffered minor injuries and tata says an investigation is underway. the northern ireland secretary and the irish ministerfor foreign affa i rs the irish ministerfor foreign affairs are likely to make an announcement today on talks. the plan would see them start after the council elections on the second of may, following the murder of journalist lyra mckee in londonderry last week. sri lanka's president says the suspected mastermind by sunday's attacks is thought to have died. efforts are under way to track down about 70 thought to be still large. it's not clear if they had a direct role in the bombings. three people have died after cyclone kenneth made landfall in northern mozambique. 30,000 people have been
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evacuated from areas likely to be hit. john has got the sport for us now. are you starting with more rumblings? two very senior figures in athletics. he said his training out in ethiopian, mo salah, didn't go well because he had things stolen and then of former runner, haile gebrselassie, said there was a lot more to this. an mo salah's ——mo farah's camp more to this. an mo salah's ——mo fa rah's camp say more to this. an mo salah's ——mo farah's camp say he was a victim of what went on but more details emerging. hardly the best
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preparation. so what has happened? he is one of britain's greatest ever olympians but for two days now, sir mo farah has been involved in a dispute with another legendary distance runner. he competed with haile gebreselassie and has been training at his hotel in addis ababa. the ethiopian great claimed farah assaulted a coach and his wife here at the hotel gym. he had a fight with the two athletes, the husband and the wife, and that he bit both of them and that was the action of a criminal. farah's camp deny this, insisting he acted in self defence. the alleged victim spoke publicly for the first time. translation: one of brawl erupted, mo farah kicked me around my neck. it was a minor hit.
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this caused a disturbance inside the gym. police came to the scene but is was involved with mediation but he never touched my wife. this all came after mo farah went public over a robbery he suffered last month. someone at the hotel got into my bag, opened my bag, took my money, took my nice watch my wife bought me as a present. when you stay for three months in that hotel, it was very disappointing to know someone who owns that hotel couldn't do nothing. haile gebrselassie accused mo farah of not paying his heavily discounted hotel bill and revealed a message on his phone apparently from farah warning he would go public with the dispute. he told me i'm going admit it directly, i'm going to destroy your name, your hotel, yes. mo farah denies all the games and must now focus on sunday's london marathon but with the origins
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of the row still in clear, the tension between two of athletics' biggest names is set to continue. the situation far from resolved with further claims by haille gabisallasse — mo farah's team say he acted in self defense when a fight broke out in the hotel gym owned well it hasn't affected his mood — if you look at these pictures in a promotional event in the warm up to sunday's race.. as he took on a travalator. which looks lethal. why would you take that gamble? putting on a show for the crowds. just three games to go for one of the most exciting family graces. can liverpool reclaim top spot later? not that the manager will have any regrets if they are picked for the
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title. i saw the whole season from the boys but still, the season, however it ends up, it's only the first step in that area. we are not finished. that was last year. they played together. we started this year with this team and we carry on. it looks like he is ready to go again. if liverpool when later, they will be hoping that cities slip up against burnley on sunday. but is this a good omen? liverpool have beaten city to one trophy already this season — the fa youth cup. thanks in part to the cousin of former liverpool star steven gerrard. this was bobby duncan's equaliser. tat took the game to extra time and to penalties with liverpool captain paul glatzell scoring the winning spot kick
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scotland mirrored england with rangers beating champions elect celtic 3—2 in the scottish fa youth cup final. nathan young—coombes the match winner. elose christie has revealed that she suffered from depression and anxiety for two years. in a message posted on instagram, the british speed skater said she is now off anti depressants and feeling more like herself again. christie won three world titles in 2017 but is perhaps most known for her disappointing performances at the past two olympic games. shaun murphy narrowly missed out on a maximum 1a7 break at the world snooker championship in sheffield. the 2005 champion missed the last red in his last 16 match against neil robertson. it's a costly miss too as there's a 50 thousand pound bonus for a 1a7. he trails the australian by five frames to three in the best of 25 match.
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he had to get the red and all the others. the frustration is there. it may be playing on your mind a little bit. quite impressive. with what you some critical goals this have a look at this one. fantastic. is there a name for that? you chip it. if the goalkeeper goes down. but in this instance, he knocked along the ground. if you really want the technical term. it is a brave penalty take. if you travels in. we will see later on.
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the scottish national party's spring conference is taking place in edinburgh this weekend. it comes just days after snp leader nicola sturgeon said she wanted to see another independence referendum by 2021, if brexit goes ahead. shejoins us now from edinburgh. good morning to you, thank you for talking to was this morning. what is the plan. are you really going to hold a second referendum? we think scotla nd hold a second referendum? we think scotland should have a choice over whether we want to brexit with the rest of britain we would rather have scotla nd rest of britain we would rather have scotland as an independent country in europe. if you look back to the european council meeting that extended the membership, around a dozen of the 27 countries making a decision were smaller than or similar in size to scotland, being independent is in europe is a formal thing. continuing to bolster
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relationships across the british isles. in 2014, the majority voted remained to be part of the uk. it was four or five years ago. i'm not arguing with that. since 2014, most people across the uk would find it ha rd to people across the uk would find it hard to argue that things haven't changed pretty significantly. in 201a, those who argued against scottish independence said one of the reasons we should reject it is that we would get thrown out of the european union and here we are a few yea rs later european union and here we are a few years later basing being taken out of the european union against our will. with all of the economic and social damage that had is due to us, perhaps the generations to come, this is about the people of scotland having the opportunity to choose our own future, to decide whether we
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wa nt own future, to decide whether we want brexit or do we want an alternative path dependent country. its democracy, given the changes that have happened since that last referendum. let me put this to you when it comes to criticism. the country is already pretty divided because of brexit. the uk. and scotla nd because of brexit. the uk. and scotland as well. why be more divisive by trying to offer another referendum? divisive by trying to offer another referendum ? surely this divisive by trying to offer another referendum? surely this is you trying to prove to your party that you're on top of something. i'm acutely aware of the divisions that exit is caused, notjust the brexit but the incompetent handling of brexit. division can't be allowed to suppress genuine differences but how we conduct debate is very important so we conduct debate is very important so when i set out my intention about a referendum two days ago and the scottish parliament, i also made a
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very open offer to other parties in scotla nd very open offer to other parties in scotland who don't think independence is right in the country, to come forward with ideas about how we can strengthen the scottish parliament. to help us mitigate what we face. i'm prepared to be open—minded about these discussions. powers to ensure we have a bigger voice in the uk and europe. i've not heard from those parties in any substantive way but i hope there will be a willingness to talk because politicians should be prepared, notwithstanding our deeply held convictions about issues, we should be prepared to come together and find areas of common ground. i also announced we will establish a citizens assembly and scotland to bring a representative cross—section of the scottish public together to look at what we're trying to achieve scotland, what other barriers, how do we overcome the challenges. i've been struck by the use of that model
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of participated democracy in ireland which is allowed them to find consensus so which is allowed them to find consensus so i do agree that all politicians have a duty to overcome division and conduct debate in a very respectful manner. can you talk to me about the eu elections? the snp revealed a list of six candidates. what do you hope to achieve? we hope to win elections in scotla nd achieve? we hope to win elections in scotland and get more votes. it puts is 19 points ahead of our nearest rivals to go into these elections with optimism. unlike labour and the conservatives, we got an unambiguous, unequivocal policy in europe. we want scotland to remain pa rt europe. we want scotland to remain part of the european union. we
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certainly want to build on that if we possibly can. apologies for talking over you, do you think it's worth it if exit happens?” talking over you, do you think it's worth it if exit happens? i hope brexit doesn't happen and i think there is every reason to hope there isa there is every reason to hope there is a possibility of that. i don't think they can be guaranteed. we have to work on the assumption that the uk is leaving the eu but those of us who think that's the wrong decision should be willing and prepared to campaign as hard as we possibly can for that outcome. what would be a democratic outreach is in european elections were suddenly cancelled, given the parties are preparing, the voters are starting to about the issues swallow forward to about the issues swallow forward to being able to conduct a campaign here in scott and that is very internationalist, european, outward looking, that comes from the perspective of believing that i do that country should be independent in the modern world, independent countries coming together to work
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together. you think it should happen regardless of what happens with brexit? it is difficult to predict things in uk politics but i cannot see things in uk politics but i cannot see how the prime minister will get any kind of agreement that will take the uk out of the european union before the elections. i could be wrong but everybody for the sake of voters, should now decide that the european elections will go ahead and that will allow the options for the uk to be open and i think one of those options is for them to remain in the eu long—term. those options is for them to remain in the eu long-term. nicola sturgeon, thank you for talking to us. sturgeon, thank you for talking to us. let's go over and see what matt has install for us weatherwise.
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last weekend 25 degrees, this saturday many struggling to get to even double figures. this is the developing storm hannah. still a while away yet. a dry, clear start for many some fog in the south but a few showers around and clouds darkening in the horizon. in moments heavy rain in glasgow and edinburgh. the rain clearing away gradually but more rain arriving towards south—west england. wet during the morning rush hour. elsewhere, mostly dry. the outside chance of a shower in east anglia and the south—east but the bulk of the weather through south—west scotland and north—west england. some parts of scotland will
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stay dry through the day. some north—east of england, yorkshire, could stay dry even to the evening. we have a freshening southerly breeze which will strengthen further tonight. this is storm hannah bringing rain to northern ireland, england and wales and southern scotla nd england and wales and southern scotland as well. but it is the wind of greatest concern. it could be worse across the republic of ireland but through the night across wales and south—west england you could see gusts of wind touching 70 mph and that would be enough to cause a bit of damage and even some disruption, especially given the fact that trees are getting into full leave. —— leaf. as you go through saturday, lots of cloud around, outbreaks of
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rain. some of the wet spots south—west scotland, north—west england, north wales and breaking up in ireland through the day. overall, a cloudy day and a cool day with temperatures struggling to get around nine or 10 degrees. the wind is remaining strong through the day. gusts in excess of around a0 mph. the weeds easing through saturday and sunday. storm hannah pushes away. a chilly night and start to sunday. for the start of the london marathon a chance of an early shower but it will clear. the story for many, a bit of sunshine breaking through the cloud here and there but later northern ireland and south—west england will see patchy rain returning. temperatures on sunday up a bit from saturday but saturday way down what we saw last
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saturday. you don't often see donald trump rubbing shoulders with ainsley harriott, darren day and noel edmonds. it would be interesting to see though. if you look carefully, you can see though. if you look carefully, you can see them. but you might have done if you're a fan of christopher spence, the artist better known as cold war steve. his bizarre the stash collages, which mix global leaders with british celebrities, have become a huge internet hit. now he's putting on a gallery exhibition, with the help of some teenagers. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson has been to find out more. cold war steve started making digital collages on his mobile phone during his daily bus ride to hisjob in the probation service. it started as a coping mechanism for me and then the fact that it has become popular is fantastic. but overriding i wanted it to be funny and amusing more than anything. he now has more than 160,000 online followers and produces a new work about life
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and brexit—dominated britain almost every day. normally featuring a mixture of global leaders, sport stars and figures from the entertainment world and he has even used a topless dan walker. one character who appears in every montage is the actor steve mcfadden, phil mitchell from east enders. he's used with complete reverence, really. he is me in them, he is the everyman in them, with his existential angsts, yeah, looking bewildered or annoyed orjust... "can't take any more". his latest project at the whitworth art gallery, in manchester, is rather different — a collaboration with pupils from the fred longworth high school. they were inspired by his pictures to make their own digital collages on the theme of what it is like to be a teenager in britain in 2019. i focussed on racism as a teenager in britain because, like, throughout my whole lifetime i have been facing
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different questions that people do not think are racist but are racist. it's about loads of great british people, so it's got like winston churchill, but it is maily about politics so it is like saying a second referendum could solve everything. i am a big advocate for mental health and students being pressurised into being perfect students so i wanted to show it and i am going to do it through a performance where i am going to be sticking a smile over my friends screaming face to show that they feel they have to be fake and show that they are not actualy feeling stressed and angry. and then the making of a life montage... what i am doing a dystopian post—brexit jeremy kyle. ..with the pupils suggesting who should go in. before long, mary berry had joined little mix and as for who was essential... definitely ali—a because he is a youtuber and i really like youtubers.
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it's just fun to see him being included with all the other mainstream celebrities. altohugh cold war steve was thrilled at least one tv legend although cold war steve was thrilled at least one tv legend has crossed generations. i was pleased to see that they all knew who noel edmonds was so that was a relief. colin patterson, bbc news. everybody knows who noel evans is. u nless everybody knows who noel evans is. unless you do not have a tv. there area unless you do not have a tv. there are a few of us around. thousands of farmers are still owed money for investing in wildlife—friendly schemes as long as 2 years ago. i'm at this cheshire farm to find out what the impact has been. not farfrom you not far from you but it feels worlds away and it is an issue for farmers, the idea of payments given from the
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government for carrying out its of their land so it might be about planting a woodland or restoring some old buildings or planting different types of prop but thousands of farmers around the country are owed thousands of pounds because the government has not paid, it dates back couple of years so they are out of pocket for 2017 and 2018. let's remember, farmers are businesses and they need to have an idea about what is coming in and going out and many farmers struggling to make ends meet. how significant is this problem? struggling to make ends meet. how significant is this problem7m struggling to make ends meet. how significant is this problem? it is a huge problem because entering these schemes gives farmers axis but the problem is communication. they have been promising for several years they will communicate better with
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farmers on the status of their claims but we are still hearing from farmers spending hours on the phone, being passed on to other people. give us a sense of exactly what is at stake here? this is all factored into our cash flow. we have 4000 farmers who have not been paid for two years and the government puts major emphasis on the environment and how important it is and i am immensely proud of my environmental credential and i have spent a lot of money on environmental measures. unfortunately, i have spent the money but i am not being paid back. what does that mean day to day? how do you run the farm? it is very difficult. you have to maintain your cash difficult. you have to maintain your ca s h flow difficult. you have to maintain your cash flow and occasionally have to go back to the bank and ask for a
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d raft go back to the bank and ask for a draft extension that costs money. let's face it, when these schemes run out and finish, where is the incentive for us to re—enter the schemes? a lot of uncertainty now around brexit. what schemes will be replicated. there is no incentive forfarmers to get replicated. there is no incentive for farmers to get involved. there isa for farmers to get involved. there is a public money for public good scheme after exit but there is no incentive for farmers to enter. —— after brexit. good to talk to you and thanks for sharing your stories. the scene has been replicated up and down the country. money that farmers we re down the country. money that farmers were expecting to get aunt come again and many looking to make ends meet. we will hear more stories after eight. i want to leave you
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with a beautiful shot here, over the countryside. tough times for farmers right now. we'll meet the auschwitz survivor whose story of running a secret library in the concentration camp has become an international best seller. that's later. i urge you to listen ona that's later. i urge you to listen on a little later this morning because her story is quite extraordinary. she will be here with us on extraordinary. she will be here with us on the sofa to take us through her teenage years spent in our the nazi camp. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london news. i'm sonja jessup.
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robbers have targeted a jewellerers in sloane square overnight, driving a transit van into the front of the store. it happened at tiffanys just before 3:00 this morning. the van was driven into the shop, before other members of the gang arrived on mopeds and stole items from the shop window. the police were called here just before 3am to reports of a van seen ramming the tiffany & co behind me. police have also sent a number of men arrived on mopeds and entered the store and took a number of valuables. they are yet to make any arrest and if they are appealing for witnesses. a vigil will take place near trafalgar square later, to remember the victims of the sri lankan terrorist attacks on easter sunday. security has been stepped up across the country, after a series of explosions at churches and hotels that killed around 250 people. tonight, londoners are expected to gather infront of st martin in the fields church to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. the foreign office is advising against travelling to sri lanka, unless absolutely necessary. the mayor's thanked londoners for donating almost a quarter of a million pounds this year to help rough sleepers. last november, sadiq khan launched
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a number of contactless donation points, where people can give three pounds by tapping their bank card. the money will be shared among 22 london charities to help people into permanent housing and develop job skills. let's take a look at the travel situation now: first the tube and so far it's all good no reported problems on any of those lines there. usual rush—hour cues. the a a0 hardly moving. in king's cross we have road works occurring. in the west end, tottenham court road has roadworks northbound. time for the weather. hello, good morning. there will be more april showers around today then overnight tonight we will be feeling the effects of storm hannah as it turns really rather windy. but for this morning, it's a dry and bright start,
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lots of early sunshine around, temperatures generally between five and eight degrees celsius. more cloud building through the morning. one or two isolated showers particularly out towards eastern areas. but here we will probably hang on to the sunshine for longest. and we will see top temperatures reach 1a or 15 celsius. lower where we have more cloud and there will be further showers pushing in from the west as we head towards the end of the afternoon with strengthening south—westerly winds. in fact, there is a met office warning valid tonight from 9 o'clock up righ tup to three o'clock in the afternoon on saturday, in encompasses parts of surrey. gusts of a0 miles an hour as we head through the small hours of saturday morning. a windy nightjust about everywhere. plenty of showers around tomorrow. some strong gusts of wind. easing down as we head through the afternoon and it will be feeling cooler. for the london marathon, perhaps a few early showers on the starting line, but the main race will be dry. i will be back in around half—an—hour. you can take a look at
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the website but for now it's back to good morning. welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. our headlines today... did a senior government minister break the official secrets act? an investigation is launched into the leak of a high level security meeting. a huge explosion at the tata steelworks in port talbot — residents describe hearing a massive blast — emergency services are at the scene. there are fresh hopes that talks to restore the power—sharing government in northern ireland could begin in the wake of the murder ofjournalist, lyra mckee. good morning. thousands of farmers are still out of pocket after the government failed to pay them for work carried out two years ago. i am ona farm work carried out two years ago. i am on a farm in cheshire this morning finding out those any chance they will get paid and what impact it is having on those farms.
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the row between sir mo farah and haile gebresalassie deepens with more details emerging of what went on at the hotel owned by the ethiopian running great. grab gmba grab a brolly again. sunny moments to punctuate the downpours, set to turn windy as storm hanna arrives on our shores. i'll have more details later. the changing sound of the british landscape. we'll meet the team raising awareness about disappearing birds and tweeting their way up the charts. good morning. it's friday 26th april. there's been a series of denials from senior ministers about who was responsible for leaking the details of a high level security meeting. a formal inquiry‘s now been launched after details of discussions about the chinese telecoms firm huawei were passed onto a newspaper. let's get more from our political correspondent chris mason.
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chris, good morning, breaking the officials secrets act, that code, is a serious offence and we are talking about a meeting of the highest order within government. that's right. this isn't just another within government. that's right. this isn'tjust another political meeting where politicians amble out afterwards and whisper sort of political trivia into the ears of people like me and other reporters. this is the national security council, one of the inner sanctum is of government where all attendees sign the official secrets act, the intelligence agencies are there sharing state secrets and yet, shortly after the meeting on tuesday, a pretty detailed account of that emerged into the daily telegraph newspaper. policy disagreement about the role of huawei, the chinese telecommunications firm, should they have a role in the souped up version of the mobile internet that is coming, 5g. we understand from the paper the prime minister was happy for them to have a role on the margins of this technology, five
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cabinet ministers said they had concerns. all five of them have since said they were not responsible for it divulges the information but this really matters and it's causing real concern. a former head of the civil service this morning saying this is an outrage and beyond the pale and we've discovered on brea kfast, pale and we've discovered on breakfast, from a senior voice in the intelligence and security world, just how much disappointment there is there as well. i think it is right that there should be an inquiry into this. i'm sceptical along with a lot of people about whether we will actually get to the bottom of it but what it will do, i hope,is bottom of it but what it will do, i hope, is at least reinforce what seems to be an extraordinary lack of discipline at the top of government at the moment. yes, finding the culprit will not be easy, unless they have been sufficiently naive to tap outan they have been sufficiently naive to tap out an e—mail, sign it, lots of love in their name and send it to the journalist with this information, it looks pretty unlikely anyone looking into this will get to the bottom of it because, if it was a fun cull, there might bea
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because, if it was a fun cull, there might be a record of the phone call, perhaps not detail of what was discussed, if it was passed on face—to—face or by intermediaries, getting to the bottom of it is highly unlikely but yet another example, it seems, of the scale of indiscipline at the very top of government. chris, for the moment, thank you. emergency services are attending an incident at the tata steelworks in port talbot after reports of a large blast at around half—past—three this morning, which reportedly shook houses more than two miles away. let's talk now to our reporterjordan davies, who is outside the steelworks. good morning. tell us what has happened. police were called in the early hours of the morning to reports of a huge blast at the plant. local people reporting a massive explosion, some saying a series of explosions and there have been some quite extraordinary pictures on social media of the fla mes pictures on social media of the flames here, a helicopterflying overhead and what appears to be a large mushroom cloud that formed in the aftermath of this explosion.
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some people say the blast shook their homes. tata steel say a train carrying molten metal into one of the works here caused a series of fires, they say there was a spillage of liquid irony, they say the fire has been extinguished, emergency services deliver the plant has reopened, no ongoing hazard to people in the local area, they say all employees have been accounted for and there have been no serious injuries. south wales police who we re injuries. south wales police who were also here say there had been two casualties with minor injuries. there has been some reaction, the local mp stephen kinnock has called on tap steel for a full review of safety here at the site, he says this raises concerns about safety. kata steel say a full investigation is under way and this is a sprawling complex, difficult to underestimate how important this is to the local economy and to employment in the area, it runs a000 people, we've
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seen a area, it runs a000 people, we've seen a stream of people coming into work here today but this appears to bea work here today but this appears to be a serious incident but without serious injury. jordan, thank you. it's understood the british and irish governments are planning to set up fresh talks to restore power—sharing in northern ireland. the plan would see them start after the council elections on 2nd may. our northern ireland correspondent chris pagejoins us now. chris, a real emphasis onjust what is happening in terms of power—sharing government, nothing is happening effectively, but a lot of attention on that because of this week ‘s events. attention on that because of this week 's events. that's right. this pa rt week 's events. that's right. this part of the uk has been without a devolved government for more than two years devolved government for more than two yea rs now, devolved government for more than two years now, the power—sharing executive made up of the democratic unionist party and sinn fein collapsed early in 2017 and the likes of police and community leaders have expressed concern that the political instability could be exploited by dissident republicans here opposed to the peace process
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and those fears have grown in the last week since the merger of the journalist lyra mckee, she was 29, shot dead during rioting in londonderry by dissident republicans, a group known as the new ira. at herfuneral in republicans, a group known as the new ira. at her funeral in belfast earlier this week attended by theresa may amongst many others, a priest, father martin magill created quite a dramatic moment, he praised the tisch and sitting in front of him for showing unity in condemning the murder and he posed this question. why in gods name does it ta ke question. why in gods name does it take the death of a 29—year—old woman with her whole life in front of her woman with her whole life in front ofher... applause so that seem to capture the public mood. in the last few days the british and irish governments had met the main stormont parties and it understood today that
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governments are expected to launch a new plan for interparty talks, the first substantive negotiations to ta ke first substantive negotiations to take place in 1a months and they are likely to begin after council elections in northern ireland held on thursday. no one believes that the power—sharing government at stormont was restored it would mean dissident republicans would simply give up violence but many say it will send a powerful message that northern ireland wants a peaceful and stable future. also worth bearing in mind even if the talks start no guarantee of success, still very many difficult issues dividing the parties. chris, thank you very much. the foreign office has warned against all but essential travel to sri lanka following the bombings on easter sunday. it says terrorists are very likely to carry out indiscriminate attacks there. meanwhile the sri lankan government has said the number of people killed is closer to 250 rather than the previously reported 350. nick beake's in the capital colombo for us this morning. not very surprising this travel
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advisory has been put out, is it? good morning. it's not. look at the security warnings we have had in the wa ke security warnings we have had in the wake of these dreadful attacks at the weekend and this morning there is more information coming from the authorities, specifically about the man who is believed to be the mastermind of these attacks. it's thought he was one of the suicide bombers at the shangri—la hotel, we know five british victims were killed there, members of two different families. we are also hearing from the president of sri la nka hearing from the president of sri lanka who said this morning the intelligence being given to him is that there were between 130 and 140 individuals linked to isis in some way in sri lanka in the weeks before the attacks. and that now they are looking for around 70 of those individuals, so the fact that dozens of people are being sought adds to the uneasy. we know there's a huge security operation under way, it's
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because of this officials in london have looked at all the intelligence coming in and they've made the decision to advise british travellers not to come to sri lanka, we think around 8000 people from the uk are here either on business or predominantly on holiday. they will now have to talk to their travel operators and other officials to work out if they want to come back early and of course, people who are planning to come here, they will need to look very carefully at the advice that has been given. but the security picture here is still extremely fraught, more a rest this morning, in particular, one man seized along with a lorry, which it's believed may contain explosives. this is concerning, a state of emergency remains and there are still thousands of members of the military involved in this security operation. thank you for taking us through all of that. three people have been killed and around 30—thousand have been evacuated after cyclone kenneth made landfall in northern mozambique. mozambique's national institute of disaster management said those
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evacuated from their homes were in areas likely to be hit. last month, cyclone idai caused hundreds of deaths in the region. prince william has met survivors of the christchurch mosque attacks on the second day of his visit to new zealand. fifty people were killed when a gunman opened fire on worshippers in march. at the al noor mosque, the duke of cambridge called the attacks an "unspeakable act of hate". the message from christchurch and the message from the mosques could not be more clear. the global ideology of hate will fail to divide us. ideology of hate will fail to divide us. and just as new zealand has taken us. and just as new zealand has ta ken swift us. and just as new zealand has taken swift action to ban physical tools of violence, we must unite to reform the social technology that allowed hateful propaganda to inspire the murder of innocents. those are the main stories at 12
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minutes past eight. skin conditions like acne, eczema or psoriasis affect around 60 per cent of people in the uk and for some it can have a serious impact on their mental health. the british association of dermatologists has raised concerns that appropriate help isn't widely available. joining us now in the studio is former model louisa northcote who's encouraging people to embrace their skin and dr anshoo sahota. good morning to both of you. good morning. luisa, tell us your story, it's very brave of you in some ways to front this because it's something about which people get really anxious, their skin condition. tell us anxious, their skin condition. tell us your story. i started suffering with acne when i was 13, i was a model from the age of ten, it wasn't really a career, it was all i knew and it was my passion and something i enjoyed. my acne got really bad when i was 16 and i was at art couege when i was 16 and i was at art college and i actually moved, i came to the uk at 16,1 college and i actually moved, i came to the uk at 16, i wanted to continue my modelling career. as you're talking, you can probably see
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these on the monitor, we see the extent of the problems you are facing. because of that i lost my modelling career. i didn't get signed to an agency in this country, i was kind of told to go away, clear my skin and come back and i wish it was that easy but it's obviously not. and it's a long roller—coaster ofa not. and it's a long roller—coaster of a journey with skin and it has such a huge impact on your mental health because of things like that and you know, social situations, it's the first thing you see. you have to talk to people, go to school, university, meet new people, date people, it's right there in front of your face and as much as they probably aren't staring at it, you think that's all they're going to stare at and focus on. you feel like a kind of defines you. how long before, i don't even know the terminology, it went, it cleared? i'm 22 now. and i have, it's been a roller—coaster, it's not been, it's
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gone, and it's simple. it's hard because you go to the doctor, you given medication, i can't go on some medications because of history, i was an anomaly in so many different ways, i've tried basically everything you could think of. of course, the skincare as well and i basically went on so many different medications, i have something called a leaky gut, my gut was affected by medication and i went to a nutritionist and she helped me repairat the nutritionist and she helped me repair at the insight which is helping the outside, and it's amazing but it's not 100% clear. helping the outside, and it's amazing but it's not 100% cleanm so amazing but it's not 100% cleanm so interesting, you talk about this journey, you call it. doctor com you hear about someone going through this, the medical stuff is hard enough, but the psychological impact is also equally as important. absolutely. that's one of the things we are trying to raise awareness, the psychological aspect of skin disease, whether it's a skin condition which affects the person
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's psyche or whether it's a psychological condition that makes them have a skin problem because it works both ways, there really hasn't been up until now, enough support for patients, even awareness of theseissues for patients, even awareness of these issues has been a problem. and if we think about where people will access those services, in general, dermatologists will be the right sort of people to see but psychiatrists also play a huge role in this and i think can you trace that through for us? you say there is a direct link of the health of someone ‘s skin and how they are within themselves? leaving aside diet or other things which clearly must have an impact, the psychological can create the physical? absolutely. what we know is if we look at people with skin conditions, depending on the survey, there is something like three quarters come up to 85% of them will have some psychological aspect of theirskin have some psychological aspect of
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their skin condition. as an example, one of my colleagues who runs a cycle derma clinic, with his psychiatry colleagues, was telling me the patient he saw who had breast cancer and psoriasis would much rather have had psoriasis sorry it would much rather have had breast cancer than psoriasis because the psychological impact of a skin problem was so intense and equally, you get people whose psychological issues, mental health issues, and so severe, they take it out on their skin, so people will gouge out areas of skin because that's the only way they can express their psychological ill—health. they can express their psychological ill-health. what would you say, louisa, now? it's good the dermatology industry recognises this and the medical industry and connecting us and offering support. but there are loads of children, young people, watching this morning, who are dreading actually the thought of having acne and it is one
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of the things you think about when you are young, and i going to get acne? it will happen. what do you do, what is your advice, because you are maker free this do, what is your advice, because you are makerfree this morning. and you look fantastic. so, you have come through the other side, you are strong, you are there but what would you say to anyone who now is worrying about it? it's really interesting. it's seeking help and i think that's the hardest thing, unless someone think that's the hardest thing, unless someone comes up to think that's the hardest thing, unless someone comes up to you and says would you like help, people with these issues don't want to ask for it, they're either too scared or they feel like they can. maybe they feel like they will draw attention to it, or make someone feel worse? anyway, it skin, it sounds silly, it'sjust skin but it's not, it doesn't matter if you think it's just skin, it has an impact. i know you cry over it, you go into a shell, i spent time not eating, loads of different things. please seek help but i'm a big advocate,
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social media can be a great place and it can also be a bad place but it can be a great place and i've been able to utilise it in such an amazing way and most of my followers are young and there is an acne community which i didn't know there is on instagram and there is. it's amazing how we are moving with the times and moving forward and there is other ways to find people like yourself and just start a conversation with them, ask questions. really interesting, a very positive message so thank you. thank you both for your time. and you can hear more about this on 5 live investigates. that is on sunday at 11am. it is 19 minutes past eight. here's matt with a look at this morning's weather. this area of cloud developing and storm hanna said to move overnight. some showers taking away the sunshine some of you enjoy at the
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moment. this is a shot from norfolk a few moments ago. then force pushing across scotland, edging northwards, turning wet across south—west england and into wales as well. as we go through today, the rain pushing into parts of northern ireland and western england through the middle part of the morning. showers clearing from southern scotla nd showers clearing from southern scotland for a time but turning wet later in the day. some parts of eastern england, other than the odd isolated shabbat will stay dry during the bulk of the day. some across north—east england and the north—east of scotland staying dry into the evening, temperatures reaching 17 degrees, mostly between 12 and 15 degrees, down on four we should be at this time of year. southerly wind today strengthening through the day especially in the west, storm hanna arriving, this swirl, outbreaks of rain galloping across the country. on the southern edge of it strong winds, keeping the temperature is up, not too chilly,
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not as low as last night, 5—8d. pretty windy. the worst of the wind in ireland, through the night, parts of wales, south—west england could see of wales, south—west england could see damaging gusts of wind, 60 perhaps 70 miles an hour, there could be travel disruption into the start of saturday. not a great night to be out camping, especially, the southern edge of the low pressure, the strongest of the winds will be here on saturday, through parts of wales, central and southern england, gale force winds, blustery in northern ireland, not as windy further north. we see sunshine in northern scotland, elsewhere there is cloud and outbreaks of rain coming and going, some of the wettest areas in north—west england, north wales, the north west midlands, temperatures nine or 10 degrees, contrasting to 25 we saw last weekend. brightening up later on saturday, remaining breezy, as you can see on saturday, remaining breezy, as you can see parts of northern ireland, wales, southern england, winds gusting in excess of a0 miles an hour. the wind is easing through
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saturday night into sunday, this low pressure pushing away, more dry weather around, some bits of cloud, sunshine breaking through, for those in the starting line at the london marathon a chance of a shower, then dry with temperatures around 1a degrees by the afternoon, cool enough. rain arriving in the far west later. back to you. matt, you have children, how are you when you make birds out of your hands? they are all right. go on, then. i can't do it now. you need a shadow. and a bad worker always blames their tools! laughter for many, the sound of birdsong is the ultimate morning wake—up call, but research suggests we have lost a staggering a0 million birds across the uk in just 50 yea rs. with more than half of all species now in decline, the royal society for the protection of birds has released an album featuring 25 iconic sounds which are the most at risk of being lost for good.
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let's take a listen. birdsong we're joined now by annabel rushton from the rspb and adrian thomas, producer of the compilation. do you like the birds we have for you? they are beautiful. it's
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amazing what some people can do with their hands. they looked just like real birds. when you hear birdsong, it's one of those, you think, you need to stop and listen, don't you? it is all around us, worries about some of the disappearing? absolutely. let nature sing track features 25 different birds from around the uk. but sadly, we've lost ao around the uk. but sadly, we've lost 40 million birds in the last 50 years, so 40 million birds in the last 50 years, so the track features birds that viewers are more familiar with like robins and blackbirds but we have the cries of the swift, the cuckoo, all birds that have sadly was that your impersonation? it was. but bird numbers have sadly halved in the last 50 years, birds like the nightingale and the turtledove, they were prominent in our culture and poetry and literature but we have seen a 90% decline in the last few decades. adrienne, you went out and collected
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these sounds. i did. this birdsong. tell me, how you think, you approach, putting them together in a certain order that makes good listening. yes. having done early morning recording sessions out there, and you will understand more than anybody, it was a case of bringing in musical ears as well, we brought in a mercury nominated folk singerand brought in a mercury nominated folk singer and the musical director at the globe theatre and the three of us did a collaboration. we effectively interview the different species and thought how will they come together to create a track that is pure birdsong but is beautiful, relaxing, intriguing. we are looking, sorry this is you out with your equipment, is that right, a giant dish to pick up the sound? yes, a parabolic microphone. these days, the problems you have out in the field, you get a lot of background sound, human in origin,
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you have to get up really early and go into remote areas, i went on to rspb reserves around the country but finding those birds is difficult because of the decline. it was challenging but we got there. which birdsong is repeated the most, is there like a chorus? like a repeating theme? it comes back in again, the nightingale and it had to be, didn't it? perhaps the most feted bird of all of the singers, i see it as a bit of a diva. annabel, you were talking about the loss of some of these birds. what's going on, what's happening? there's a host of human created causes that have caused the massive decline in songbirds. a host of reasons like the destruction of habitat, places where they live, they raised their family. with that be woodland? woodland, farmland, coastline, wetlands. obviously, there is a loss to things like development,
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chemicals in the countryside, pollution and climate change also plays a huge factor in bird decline. it's a download, you can download it? download and a cd single for those who like it old school! what we would love is to get it into the charts, wouldn't that be fantastic, a wake—up call, if birdsong got its place as nature 's music in the charts? you are pitching it. and it's so calming. there's lots of evidence of the mindfulness effect of birdsong, it's good for our mental health. lovely to see you both. thank you both very much. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. (sting next)
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yesterday we had some pretty big showers and thunderstorms affecting england and wales. today, more u nsettled england and wales. today, more unsettled weather forecast. more showers moving from west to east. there will be seven senate spells, particularly across eastern areas of the uk. you can see this band of cloud bringing the showers this morning, this swell of cloud to the atla ntic morning, this swell of cloud to the atlantic is storm hannah which will move into tomorrow morning. today we will continue to see showery rain spreading east across england and wales into the south—west of scotland, breaking up into the afternoon. for north—east scotland down the eastern side of england, largely dry, brighter skies into the afternoon. maximum temperatures between 12 and 16. this evening, stowe hannah ramps up. the isobars will because together across south wales and the south—west of england, where we are likely to see the
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strongest winds into the start of the weekend. gales around the coastal areas, potentially up to 60 or 70 coastal areas, potentially up to 60 or70 mph coastal areas, potentially up to 60 or 70 mph through the night. as we go through saturday, the strong winds will gradually ease away, you can see some rain winds will gradually ease away, you can see some rain which will move in. the rain will spread north and east, just as storm hannah passes away towards the south—east. some strong winds into the afternoon across northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england. that continues for much of the afternoon. a cool feeling day, maximum temperatures around nine to 12 or 13. here is storm hannah, as we go through saturday night into sunday to clears. a ridge of high pressure will settle things down during sunday, it should be dry and perhaps a bit brighter. goodbye.
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